Wednesday, May 06, 2009

My 200th Post

200 Posts. Who would've ever thought I could write so much about rescuing cats! David is in New York tonight on business, so it gives me some quiet time to reflect on this blog. I started this blog as a diary of sorts...a way to publish my thoughts and add credence to the peril of these magnificent felines. I also I started writing because it was a way to vent and share my anguish as well as my successes.

I went to the shelter with a small rescue list today, but ended up rescuing 13 cats! One of them went right to his forever home today after he was neutered:


I'm surprised at how many people have been reading this blog and how few get offended by my cat poop stories. I can't tell you how many private emails I get from people sharing similar stories! I decided from Blog Post #1 that I wouldn't censor much. I'm a real person and have real arguments with my real husband, and real crappy teenagers and I cry real tears for these cats.

A friend of mine who is a Photoshop expert sent me a cute picture that he made from another photo he found of me on Facebook:

I'm such a girl sometimes - the first thing I thought of when I saw that picture was, "Oh. My. God....why did he choose THAT picture of me?" Hahaha.. :)

I don't know where I'm going with this post tonight. I'm sure rambling. I thought I'd write something profound since I have the house to myself. Like most animal advocates, I'm searching for answers and solutions. Some days the solutions seem much closer than other days.

A couple of things I do know: Tonight, there are 13 recently rescued cats that have been given a second chance at a wonderful life. Tonight, there's a team of volunteers that are going to make sure they get that wonderful life.

Tonight, I'm going to snuggle with my own cats who came out of that SAME shelter and I'm going to remember....and give thanks despite it all.


Ashley W. said...

Congratulations on your 200th post!!!! It's a great blog, and I hope that you can continue on for 200 more posts! By the way... Adorable pic.. and I too think Nickers is homely.. in a cute kinda way ;) lol...

RHz said...

Yes, congrats on your 200th post. I love reading about your rescues, good & bad, and also hope you continue. It's nice to know there are other crazy cat ladies like me out there. ;-)

Anonymous said...

If only you knew how much your stories of rescue

Anonymous said...

I accidently erased my comment and would like to repost.

If only you knew how your stories of rescue touch our hearts. We laugh, we cry, we get sad and we get mad. Most importantly, what you do makes us want to be better human beings.

On behalf of all the recued cats that you have lovingly delivered to potential parents and fosters including myself, THANK YOU!!!!!!

Happy 200th!, and please continue to keep the dream of hope alive for these wonderful felines who enrich our lives.

Mitsi's Mom

Christine Gittings said...

What you do is incredible and I'm glad that you do share it all with us.

I thank you, my two cats thank you and my four little foster kids from a shelter in Hamilton thank you too!